Daily Trends Now
Daily Trends Now


Trump poised to announce US Supreme Court nominee

Trump poised to announce US Supreme Court nominee

Reuters reported last week that conservative federal appeals court judges Brett Kavanaugh and Kethledge are the two most serious contenders being considered by Trump for the U.S. Supreme Court, citing a source familiar with the process. They were all on a list of 25 names that were vetted by the conservative groups Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation.

President Donald Trump pointed before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, en route to Washington from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Of the court's liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 and Stephen Breyer turns 80 next month, so Trump may well get another opportunity to cement conservative dominance of the court for years to come.

Kennedy said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on the nominee's views of the high court's Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion.

Cornyn spoke shortly after Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said any of Trump's likely nominees poses a threat to the Affordable Care Act and a woman's right to have an abortion.

Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, says it's "extremely disappointing" that some Democrats have made clear they'll oppose the nominee even before the president announces his choice. Her work included attending meetings with Gorsuch on Capitol Hill and serving as a public face for the nominee while the Senate deliberated his candidacy. Kyl, a former member of Republican leadership, was Senator for Arizona for 18 years from 1995 to 2013.

Trump's selection will set up a confirmation showdown in the U.S. Senate, where his fellow Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority, though with ailing Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona they now can muster only 50 votes.




Democrats girded for a fight as Trump kept up the suspense surrounding his shortlist of four possibles, all with solid right-wing credentials, ahead of the televised announcement to be made in prime time from the White House.

The New York Times is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has weighed in and is trying to urge Trump to pick either Kethledge or Hardiman for ease of confirmation. Hardiman was said to be the runner-up to succeed Antonin Scalia, the seat Neil Gorsuch eventually occupied after being confirmed in 2017. He also has a compelling personal story: He went to the University of Notre Dame as the first person in his family to go to college.

Hardiman, 53, has served on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2007, having been appointed by Republican former President George W. Bush, after four years as a U.S. district judge in western Pennsylvania.

Barrett of IN, 46, serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

During her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barrett was questioned about her religious beliefs. Sen. "I don't think my role is a rubber stamp for the President, but it's also not an automatic, knee-jerk no either", Jones said.

Issues ranging from abortion to the administrative state could be strongly influenced by the president's appointment, who will fill the seat vacated by the court's longtime swing vote, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.

follow

editors' picks

July 09, 2018
Croatia explodes with joy as team reaches World Cup semis
Russian Federation has been basking in the spotlight this World Cup , playing to the roaring crowds at home and winning games. We have to enjoy the moment, then tomorrow we prepare for England , we have one day less for preparation.

July 09, 2018
Battle lines drawn over abortion ahead of Trump's supreme court pick
Trump had discussed the nomination with Vice President Mike Pence in Bedminster, New Jersey yesterday. Wade , could lose the votes of Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.

July 05, 2018
Russian couple divorce over Ronaldo Vs Messi battle
Matthaeus suggested an 11th year of Messi-Ronaldo dominance is likely. Arsen added: "Then I took my belongings and left her forever".

July 05, 2018
A Samsung Galaxy S10 rumour round-up already? You betcha
Similar to iPhone X , the Galaxy S10 could be the game changer for Samsung that will redefine the Galaxy S series. Recently, ahead of the launch, major specs and features of the upcoming flagship smartphone surfaced online.

July 01, 2018
Japan squeeze into last 16 on disciplinary rule
Poland have three points from three games and are in the fourth and final spot in the group. Of course, we did not want to allow Poland to keep the winning score , we tried to attack.

June 28, 2018
The most shocking group stage exits in World Cup history
But, if Sweden beats Mexico on Wednesday and Germany beats South Korea , three teams would be tied atop Group F with six points. Toni Kroos scored a late 95th-minute victor to keep the current world champions in the hunt to qualify for the knockout stages.

June 25, 2018
Nintendo and Microsoft Partner to Promote Console Cross-Play
A surprise Fortnite players were rudely greeted to when they tried to log into their account (tied to PS4 ) on Nintendo Switch . Microsoft and Nintendo have taken the opportunity to remind gamers out there that cross-play exists on other systems.

June 25, 2018
Saudi women hit the road as kingdom lifts ban on female drivers
Many haven't had a chance to take the gender-segregated driving courses that were first offered to women only a few months ago. Within minuted of the ban expiring at midnight, videos surfaced of women hitting the streets and driving through the kingdom.

June 22, 2018
People of different nationalities join mats on International Yoga Day
In West Bengal, neither chief minister Banerjee nor any of her ministers participated in any yoga session anywhere in the state. The message of Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on the occasion of International Day of Yoga was also screened.

June 22, 2018
Melania Trump Wears Tone-Deaf Jacket
In allowing journalists to accompany her, Melania Trump ensured that her meetings with immigrants would be well publicised. Her wardrobe touched off an intense media debate as she sported a jacket with the cryptic message, "I really don't care".